Dear Colleague,

It is positive that the Prime Minister has confirmed dealerships in England will be allowed to reopen from Monday. NFDA has been highlighting to Government all the measures retailers have put in place to ensure staff and customers can safely return to showrooms. The sector is looking forward to return to work.

The Northern Ireland Executive has also confirmed that new and used car retailers will be allowed to reopen from 8 June. Over the past weeks, NFDA has also been lobbying the devolved Governments of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland to outline franchised retailers’ priorities. Please find more details in the news.

NFDA continues to support franchised retailers with daily updates and guidance. If you are a member and not currently receiving our COVID-19 bulletin, please contact us at

Please find the latest industry updates here.

Instead of our face to face regional meetings, we will be holding video conferences in June. New and used car market, COVID-19 guidance, relevant Government announcements as well as any issues currently affecting your business will be discussed. If you would like to attend your ‘Regional Video Conference’, please email